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I've Never Met An Idiot On The River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly-Fishing

I've Never Met An Idiot On The River: Reflections on Family, Photography, and Fly-Fishing

by Henry Winkler


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Now in paperback, this New York Times best-selling collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations from Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly-fisherman. An accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout. More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly-fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible. Winkler makes a habit of sharing his angling adventures with his wife, Stacey, and their three children, Jed, Zoe, and Max. The Winklers’ annual trip, where they can escape the busy-ness of everyday life, has brought them together as a family. On the river, Henry has grown to appreciate the support his wife and children give him, learned to listen, and developed the confidence to publish his outdoor photography in his first non-fiction book. An expression of the inherent optimism that stems from the simplicity of the outdoors, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River is an invitation to share in the realizations and achievements Winkler has found while fishing. Hopefully it will help you catch a few of your own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608870967
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 508,084
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer, and director, as well as a New York Times best-selling author of I've Never Met an Idiot on the River and the Hank Zipzer series. Also the coauthor of 17 children's books, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, two dogs, and five fly-fishing rods.

Table of Contents

Ladies First Stacey Winkler's Side of the Fish Story 11

Chapter 1 Fish Out of Water 25

Chapter 2 The River Is a Washing Machine for My Brain 45

Chapter 3 Point, Push, and Pray 65

Chapter 4 Casting for Joy 87

Chapter 5 Going with the Flow 109

Chapter 6 Hooked, Soaked, and Happy as a Clam 121

Acknowledgments 142

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